Social Justice Impact Grants Announced

Social Justice Impact Grants, Research and Innovation Office

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) will begin accepting applications for its Social Justice Impact Grants (SJIG) starting February 19. The SJIG aim to catalyze rigorous, solution-oriented research on social justice topics, including criminal justice reform, housing segregation/gentrification, systemic racism, achievement gaps, health disparities, environmental justice, and related topics.

SJIG funds support research that holds high potential for building a more equitable and just society, future external funding, and career advancement. All research designs and methodological approaches (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, mixed method, record reviews) are welcome. The research focus may be on any geographical place or scale, but work benefiting the state of Minnesota is prioritized.

The program will fund three to six awards with total budgets of $25,000-$50,000 for a 12-month period. SJIG funds are not meant to provide sole support for research activities; applicants who leverage other (external) funds and UMN resources will be prioritized.

Key Dates

February 19 - Application opens
March 11 - Principal investigator submits application to approvers (by 11:59 p.m.)
March 14 - Approvers submit application to RIO (by 11:59 p.m.)
May 2024 - Award notification
July 1 - Award period begins

Learn more and apply.

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